VIVA Annual Wellbeing

Here at VIVA Medi Clinics, we believe in the importance of annual health monitoring. Yearly check-ups are the best way to detect health conditions in their early stages, and they are also instructive in predicting future health problems and putting in place an effective prevention plan. The VIVA Medi Clinics annual health examination includes:

Medical History

An annual health check gives us the chance to discuss your medical history with you and to update any changes. This is a good starting basis for monitoring and maintaining a good level of health.

Lifestyle Review

When performing an annual health check, it is important to take into consideration your lifestyle. Information regarding alcohol intake, smoking habits, exercise level, diet and other factors will help us to determine causality for any highlighted health issues, as well as assisting in formulating a realistic plan moving forwards.

Mental Health/ Stress Check

Misguided social stigmas often means mental health doesn’t receive the same level of attention that physical health does. VIVA Medi Clinics understands the impact that stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues can have on your wellbeing. We offer a mental health examination and stress-check as part of our annual health package, and can provide professional and compassionate advice when needed.

Physical Examination

This is an essential part of the consultation and may include:

Abdominal Exam

Your doctor can use a range of examination techniques including tapping your abdomen to detect liver size and the presence of abdominal fluid, listening for bowel sounds with a stethoscope, and palpating for tenderness.

Blood Pressure

Less than 120 over 80 is a normal blood pressure. Doctors define high blood pressure (hypertension) as 140 over 90 or higher.

General Blood Screen (full blood count, blood glucose, thyroid function and cholesterol)

A blood screening can be used to detect a wide range of existing illnesses.

Dermatological Exam

Skin and nail findings could indicate a dermatological problem or abnormality somewhere else in the body.

An ECG

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is used to test the electrical activity of the heart and aids in determining its health and performance. An ECG will be performed on patients over 45 years of age.

Extremities Exam

Your doctor will look for physical and sensory changes. Pulses can be checked in your arms and legs. Examining joints can assess for abnormalities.

General Appearance

Your doctor gathers a large amount of information about you and your health just by watching and talking to you. How is your memory and mental quickness? Does your skin appear healthy? Can you easily stand and walk?

Heart Exam

By listening to your heart with a stethoscope, a doctor might detect an irregular heartbeat, a heart murmur, or other clues to heart disease.

Heart Rate

Values between 60 and 100 are considered normal. Many healthy people have heart rates slower than 60, however.

Neurological Exam

Nerves, muscle strength, reflexes, balance, and mental state may be assessed.

Respiration Rate

From 12 to 16 breaths per minute is normal for a healthy adult. Breathing more than 20 times per minute can suggest heart or lung problems.

Temperature

37 degrees Celsius is the average, but healthy people can have resting temperatures slightly higher or lower.

Urinalysis

A urinalysis check can be used to check for a number of conditions; as such it is an important part of our annual health checks.

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